PUNJAB EXPRESS NEWSPAPER 1 2 NOVEMBER 2019
MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
550TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU NANAK
Commemoration of the birth of Guru Nanak is a moment of deep significance for those
of the Sikh faith and for all inspired by his teachings of honesty, equality and goodwill.
Sikhism is one of the fastest growing religions in Australia, with 125,000 adherents. For
many, the tenets of faith provide guidance and strength; Sikhism is also about community.
In Australia, we are fortunate to live in a land of acceptance and encouragement, where
respect for different cultural and religious traditions is part of our national story.
This includes respect for the diverse traditions of India, the birthplace of the Sikh faith,
and an important and natural partner for Australia in many different spheres.
I thank the Sikh community for your commitment to ensuring our nation remains a beacon
of peace and harmony.
May all who are celebrating this moment find it a source of strength and inspiration.
The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia